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  • Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater

    Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater
    Three years after the official end of the longest recession since World War II, nearly one in five mortgaged homes in the Baltimore metro area was still underwater, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic. In the second quarter of this year, 18.3...
  • Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives

    Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives
    Another cigarette tax proposal is coming our way — and I'm all for it. As a father, a clergyman and a member of the community, I wholeheartedly support the new Healthy Maryland Initiative proposal to discourage tobacco use through cigarette tax...
  • After years of losses, price increases creep back into the Baltimore-area housing market

    After years of losses, price increases creep back into the Baltimore-area housing market
    The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year...
  • Investor calls for TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to be sold or merged

    Investor calls for TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to be sold or merged
    An activist investor's push for a sale or merger at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. may be gaining traction. J. Carlo Cannell has been accumulating shares and now holds a roughly 5.8 percent stake in the Annapolis company. In a letter to TCS last week,...
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Inventory

    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT After what was easily the longest economic downturn in recent times, momentum is building and national headlines are trumpeting news of economic gains. In the residential housing sector, these swiftly-changing market dynamics...
  • Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds

    Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds
    More than 700 people turned out for workshops Tuesday connecting laid-off Sparrows Point workers with information about health insurance, training and other aid. An even larger number is expected at additional sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and...
  • CEO pay rises at most local public companies

    CEO pay rises at most local public companies
    As pay raises go, it's hard to beat a fivefold increase. That's the jump Hunt Valley-based Omega Healthcare Investors' CEO saw in compensation last year. After getting a thumbs down for its executive pay from a shareholder advisory firm, the company told...
  • Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots

    Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots
    Wooded land is plentiful around The Pointe at ArundelPreserve, a subdivision at one end of a massive mixed-use development off Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. But as is happening throughout Maryland, finished home lots — barren plats that are...
  • Five added to heat death toll

    Five added to heat death toll
    Health officials said Tuesday they have linked two more deaths to the heat wave and derecho storm that struck Maryland earlier this month, and heat contributed to three other deaths since that crisis ended. A Baltimore man and Worcester County man...
  • A global helium shortage leaves businesses deflated

    A global helium shortage leaves businesses deflated
    The second most-abundant element in the universe is in short supply. Lighter than air and nonrenewable, helium is however quite rare on Earth, derived mostly from natural gas deposits. And recently it's grown scarcer. In the Baltimore area, some...
  • Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task

    Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task
    Mike Tidwell is correct that the evidence for global climate change is indisputable and that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and alterations in the earth's ecosystems is the primary cause ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). Since the...
  • Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president

    Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president
    Legg Mason Inc. chose an insider as its new CEO, quelling speculation that the Baltimore-based money manager might be headed for a breakup that could have been bad news for the city. After a worldwide search for a new leader, Legg announced Wednesday...